Band & Orchestra
Music and the Arts are a part of the National Education Goals and recognized as core curriculum. San Diego Unified School District's Pull-out Instrumental Music program is taught twice a week in the uppermost grade levels of their respective elementary school, introduces students to basic musical concepts such as musical notation, pitch and rhythmic concepts, and music appreciation. The Pull-out Instrumental Music Program gives hands-on training to students on their choice of seven different music instruments: flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola, cello. Each week, I will visit each school site for this enriching program. All students are able to participate regardless of financial ability. I am confident it will help encourage your children to consider participating in music programs as they enter middle school and high school, as well as generating interest and appreciation for the Arts as a whole.
Full Grade Level Program
The Full Grade Level Music Program provides a genuine, hands on experience for all 4th Grade students Again, students are taught basic fundamentals such as: music notation, pitch and rhythmic concepts, music appreciation; as well as performance skills on their instrument of choice. The class is taught by a team of two teachers who travel as a group from school to school. Each week the music teachers simultaneously teach the students who are enrolled in one of two choices: Band, or Orchestra. Each student is allowed to select the class and instrument of his/her choice at the beginning of the year. They remain on the same instrument throughout the course of the year. As students continue to progress and improve, they will be given opportunities to perform in various groups including the District’s All-City Honor Band for those who audition and are accepted. By providing all students with equal access to music, we are confident it will help students be more successful in the Arts and encourage them to consider continuing in music programs as they enter middle school and high school, as well as generating a life long appreciation for the Arts as a whole.